Investing in early-stage technology startups
solving global challenges
Farmhouse was founded by two partners, Anne Worsøe and Martin Hauge. We met in Silicon Valley where Anne co-founded and managed Nordic Innovation House and Martin was a partner at Creandum, one of the leading Nordic venture capital firms supporting Nordic startups such as Vivino and Automile abroad. We've known each other for almost a decade, and we've been co-investing in startups since 2015. In 2019, Farmhouse acquired the pre-seed portfolio previously managed by Bakken & Bæck Invest. Through our pre-seed funds, we invest in Norwegian startups.
We're a small team with an extensive angel investor, pre-seed/seed and venture capital network. Together, we're supporting ambitious founders, trailblazers, and company-builders, solving global challenges for a big international market. We typically write the first checks of 10-100kEUR, preferably co-investing with Norwegian and international investors. We have a soft spot for purpose-driven companies and diverse teams.
We pride ourselves on being founder-friendly and professional investors. We believe that the team working hard to build their company knows their business better than anyone else. We offer introductions, problem-solving, and mentoring on-demand, and we don't require Board-positions (but always happy to suggest stellar candidates from our network). We call Oslo, Stockholm, London and San Francisco our home, and we have a global outreach of advisors and investors to support our portfolio companies when they are ready to scale abroad.
*The investments in Elliptic Labs, No Isolation, Kron and The Nordic Web Ventures are registered directly through our holding companies Waverly AS and/or Haflo AB. The investment in Otovo is exited. Some of our investments are undisclosed.
Some of the brilliant people, companies and websites we learn from:
Nordic Makers: https://www.nordicmakers.vc/best-practice/
Marc Andreessen: http://blog.pmarca.com/
Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/resources/
The Angel VC: Five ways to build a $100 million business
Point Nine Capital's "napkins":